Are all men the same – trustworthy at first but deceitful, conceited and wicked later? Are they worth any woman’s sacrifice? These questions occupied the mind of Amina Bashir, a beautiful career woman in the thick of what her friends called ‘midlife crisis’.
Finding no acceptable answers, Amina decided to face life alone, away from a husband to whom she had given total devotion and faith even on the point of death. But just when it appeared as if she was succeeding, she was challenged by social pressures which she had never reckoned with. It was up to her to take the final decision which would make or mar not only her future but also the happiness and cohesion of her family.
The Twist portrays the dilemma of many a woman in Africa, who must contend with the demands of building a career while grappling with the tasks of maintaining a happy family.
At the time of the publication of this novel, Nana Aishatu Ahmad was the Dean of Languages at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. She has authored several other books, including Vision of the Jewel and Voice from the Kitchen, both of which are collections of poems published by Informart.
Born in Gombe, northern Nigeria, she graduated from University of Maiduguri with a degree in Enlish Literature and obtained a M.Ed. (English) from University of Jos. She has taught at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, and Federal College of Education, Gombe.
Nana Aishatu Ahmad has also served twice as the Commissioner for Education in Gombe State and made a brief foray into politics.
The Twist is her first published novel.